Skip To Content
    Updated on Jul 2, 2020. Posted on Jul 2, 2020

    22 Incredibly Useful Beauty Tools You'll Probably Want To Keep In Your Cabinet

    Contour, blend, and tweeze with ease, thanks to these handy beauty essentials.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Dermaplaning tools so you can finally say goodbye to pesky peach fuzz on your face. They have micro-guarded blades that effectively remove hair and help protect your skin from cuts.

    Reviewer uses a pink dermaplaning tool to remove baby hairs from their face
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm a redhead with light see-through hair on my arms and face. I'm a makeup artist and kept hearing from others about face shaving (dermaplaning) and how it makes the makeup look better, and decided why not, let's try it! And I'm so impressed! I wish I had a picture as I was using the tool how much white peach fuzz came off in small strokes!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.65.

    2. Makeup brush shampoo, a makeup brush cleaner, and a makeup brush drying rack, because it's been a minute since your tools received a deep clean from all the bacteria and dead skin cells hanging out on bristles.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather and easily rinses out. " —Amazon Customer

    Get the makeup brush shampoo on the right for $7.99, the makeup brush cleaner in the middle for $22.99, and the makeup brush drying rack on the right for $9.99.

    3. Reusable makeup remover pads so gentle, effective, and easy to clean, you'll forget about those disposable wipes in your bathroom cabinet. These babies will take off stubborn concealer, eyeshadow, and foundation *and* you can pop 'em in the washing machine after you're done using them.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have used organic cotton face pads for decades, for toners, micellar water, makeup remover, etc. It always bothered me that I could not find a suitable solution to make this part of my personal care routine less wasteful. These are perfect. Super soft. The black side for mascara and lipstick is brilliant. I use them for everything and no longer throw away or compost all those cotton pads. They also wash easily in the provided mesh bag." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 14-pack and a little laundry bag from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. Facial applicator brushes that'll be super handy for skincare treatments. With soft bristles and a sturdy handle, you'll be *painting* masks and serums on your face like a pro without making a mess.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face, it was so messy and it got in my nails too. When I came across these silicone brushes, I knew I had to have them. I use my facial products more often because I'm no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $4.50.

    5. A universal hair diffuser you'll want to keep in your bathroom cabinet if you're looking to give your 'do a volume boost or define curls. It fits on most hair dryers too!

    Model holds blow dryer with black diffuser while curling their hair
    Amazon

    Promising review: " Love this diffuser! It’s super easy to use, it fits both of my hair dryers (most importantly, my favorite hair dryer that has a wide nozzle) and does a great job on my curls. It hasn’t fallen off once and attaches and detaches like a champ. Every time I use it, I think, 'Man. This is a very well-designed product.' Get it. You’ll be happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in five colors).

    6. An ultrasonic facial cleanser that'll get to work on makeup residue clogging your pores. Vibrations and a rotating magnetic bead system gently remove impurities, so you can get a glowing and smooth complexion.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This facial brush is tiny but packs quality. I love that it doesn’t take up a lot of space in my my bathroom. The head is sized just right for cleansing your face in less time, but also small enough to get into tight spaces like around your nose. The silicon bristles are so soft and the rotating beads are comforting." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.97+ (available in two colors).

    7. A set of flexible curling rods, so you can create gorgeous curls and waves while you sleep. Your strands will thank you too for skipping on the hot tools (yes blow-dryer, I'm looking at you).

    Reviewer's amazing curls after they used a set of flexible curling rods
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    It's really easy: wrap individual sections of hair around each curling rod, add hairspray, fall asleep, you'll wake up in the morning with bouncy curls and waves. It only take a couple of minutes to remove each curling rod, so you won't have to waste time on styling your hair.

    Promising review: "These things are miracles! I am hair incompetent and had pretty much given up on trying anything beyond 'throw hair in messy (not in a cute way) knot on top of head.' I watched a quick video on YouTube on how to use curling rods and went for it. I tested it out in a rush, just to see if I could work the things. I sprayed my day old, un-done hair with a texture spray and easily placed the rods and just left them in for 20 minutes to see what would happen. Awesome curls/beach waves, that's what happened!"Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 42 from Amazon for $15.03.

    8. A budget-friendly makeup brush set for your beauty routine: It comes with brushes for foundation, blush, and eye makeup, so you can create all the looks you want for less.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve had these for about a month and I used them regularly almost everyday. I really like the eyeshadow brushes and the contouring brushes. The brushes are soft and cute as well. I have also washed them and no hairs have come off so far so I thought that was a good sign. If you’re looking for nice set for everyday use without breaking the bank this will work for you." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 14 from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A jade roller and gua sha set that'll feel like a mini spa treatment: Use these babies to help reduce under eye bags and smooth out tired skin. Plus, they'll give you a reason to take a pretty #shelfie.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this jade roller! It sits on my bathroom counter and I use it every morning and night with an oil. It really helps get rid of puffiness and swelling in my face (which means less contour for me!). I’ve used it for a month or so now and it’s still in great shape and is a staple for me now." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.95.

    10. A set of ~eggcellent~ blending sponges for concealers and foundations. A smudge-proof design and soft shape makes blending makeup a breeze.

    Beauty Bakerie blue and pink Blending Eggs in a brown egg carton
    Beauty Bakerie

    Promising review: "The packaging for these is the main reason I got this, it’s so freaking cute! After trying them I refuse to use another beauty blender. They look small in the packaging, but after you get them wet they expand pretty big and I’m extremely pleased with how my makeup looks when I use it :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Beauty Bakerie for $18 (available in two colors).

    11. An eyelash curler to take your lash line to new heights. This tiny gadget has a soft silicone pad that helps lift and curl your lashes for mega volume.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "The eyelash curler I was using broke so I was looking for a new one. This one caught my eye as it looked similar to the one I had. I love that you only have to squeeze one or two times to get a curl that lasts all day and makes my short eye lashes look longer."Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A gel manicure kit, so you can give yourself a salon-worthy gel mani at home. This petite set comes with everything you need to get your nails in tip-top shape and the magnetic top even flips over for gel pedicures.

    Model uses Le Mini Macaron Rose Crème Gel Manicure kit on their hands
    Asos

    You'll get an LED lamp with a USB cord and power charger, a chip-resistant nail polish in a pink shade, a cuticle stick, mini nail file, and 10 remover pads for easy nail polish removal.

    Get it from Asos for $35.

    13. A deep waver that'll help you nail a wavy 'do, even if your hair is tricky to style. Its tech helps combat frizz and boost shine, so you can have that "I just went to the beach" look all day long.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life! I’m in love! I have long, fine hair that doesn’t hold curl very well. It tends to be very straight and I always have it back in a pony or up in a messy bun because it has no volume. This wave iron gives it tons of body and volume. It’s like magic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A colorful mini brush set to make your contouring dreams come true: From applying foundation to brow filling, these beauty essentials have you covered and won't take up a lot of room in your cabinet.

    Five magenta contouring, tapered, blender, angled, and precision brushes that say "Juvia's Place"
    Juvia's Place

    This gorgeous set comes with an angled contour brush, a tapered blush brush, a blender brush, a precision brush, and an angled brow brush.

    Promising review: "These brushes are not only beautiful to look at, but work very well with blending my face powders, highlighters, foundations and eyeshadows. They are very good quality and will last a long time." —Juvia's Place Customer

    Get it from Juvia's Place for $25.

    15. A colorful tweezer set, so you can shape your brows whenever you hop out of the shower. Each of these tools has a precision tip, which makes removing baby hairs so dang easy.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this product. the little leather white and simple packaging for the tweezers were perfect. I have been wanting some tweezers for my eyebrows and these are nice, easy to use and maneuver. I am glad that there are different designs for the fit purposes." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A hair scalp massager that'll help remove oily buildup and give you an excuse to stay in the shower a little longer. Your head will be free from dandruff and greasy strands, thanks to this small haircare tool.

    Reviewer uses hair scalp massager on their head
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this! I thought it was a big gimmick but it is amazing! My scalp feels so much cleaner and my hair feels less heavy on the roots. Especially someone like myself who uses hair dye and colored shampoos and conditioners, this scrubber is perfect for getting rid of buildup. Even when I use dry shampoo and wash my hair I normally don't feel Like I get it all out, but this thing gets it all!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon from $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    17. An Every Drop beauty spatula, so you can get the most out of your makeup and skincare products down to the last drop. That primer at the bottom of the bottle? Yep, you can use it for a lil' more time.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this cute little makeup spatula! It's so convenient and useful. If you're a makeup/product junkie that doesn't like waisting, (like I am) this is the perfect problem solver for those empty bottles left with product caked on the inner walls. It's long too, so it works in just about any size bottle or jar. I only bought one and I use it for everything. It's washable so it will last you a long time." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    18. A brow care set that'll make eyebrow maintenance less of a pain: An angled tweezer, brow razor, scissors, an angled brow brush, a concealer brush, and a spoolie will help you tame pesky hairs and define your brows with minimal effort.

    A black box that says "Brow Uncomplicated Tool Kit" with black tools
    Sephora

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    19. An ice roller so cooling, soothing, and perfect for self-care time. Pop it in the freezer and take it out whenever you want to minimize dark circles, uneven areas, and dry skin on your face.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "The facial roller is extremely easy to use. After just a couple times of using the product I noticed that my bags under my eyes went down and the redness and puffiness of my skin has calmed. I use the roller every night before bed after my face is cleansed. I can just sit and I am able to just relax myself using this treatment." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    20. A set of spiral hair ties that'll make putting your hair up in a ponytail, bun, or braid a little easier. Its coiled shape helps prevent tangling and minimizes pressure on your strands, so you won't be saying "ouch!" next time you want to let your hair down.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite hair ties! They are super comfy and do not pull your hair when you take them out. Also comfortable to wear on your wrist when they aren’t in your hair!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

    21. A portable nail care set for your fingers and toes that'll take care of hangnails, ripped cuticles, and other little annoyances before you treat yourself to a mani or pedi at home.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This manicure set is everything! It's perfectly filled with everything you need in a gorgeous sparkly case! I bought it for myself but it came packaged in a giftable box to wrap it or bag it for someone to enjoy! This would be an awesome gift!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    22. A wide-tooth detangling comb so you can say buh-bye to all those annoying knots after you hop out of the shower. This little tool gently works through your hair without pulling, pain, or bunching to get the job done.

    Reviewer uses detangling comb to work out knots in their reddish brown hair
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you're looking for an awesome detangling comb, I definitely recommend this! Let me tell you, this comb is magic! It detangles very easily and quickly and doesn't hurt at all! It normally takes me about five minutes to detangle with my fingers and this comb did it in seconds!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    You, after using your new beauty tools to get glammed up:

    Warner Bros. Animation

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a BuzzFeed.com post.
    *
    *
    *
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    *
    Upload up to 4 photos you took of the product and/or how you use it. (We love before & after photos!)
    View our photo guidelines with tips that increase your chance of getting featured.
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form